Red Wine for Dinner Best for Those with Type 2 Diabetes [STUDY]

Red Wine for Dinner Best for Those with Type 2 Diabetes [STUDY]

Red wine is known to its many health benefits. According to the researchers from Oregon State’s College of Agricultural Studies, red wine can actually help losing weight, according to Medical Daily. Aside from that, it is also discovered that red wine can actually help people with type 2 diabetes.

A study conducted two years ago that was published in Annals of Internal Medicine by the researchers coming from the Ben-Gurion University said that red wine improved cardiac health through moderately increasing the HDL cholesterol levels and at the same lowering the overall cholesterol.

They selected 224 diabetic patients from ages 45 to 75 years old. Those patients abstained from the alcohol already. So, they randomly choose patients who will drink 5 ounces of white wine, water, and red wine with their dinner within two years. The selected patients were also instructed to carefully follow the Mediterranean diet plan without calorie restrictions.

According to CBS News those patients who were assigned to drink wine have great lipid improvements. This shows that red wine can really improve the overall metabolic profiles through good HDL cholesterol improvement.

Principal investigator, Iris Shai, Department of Public Health member said on her press release, “The differences found between red and white wine were opposed to our original hypothesis that the beneficial effects of wine are mediated predominantly by the alcohol.”

“One to two glasses of red wine for men and up to one glass of red wine for women, daily, at dinner, over a two year period, resulted in lower blood sugar and a decreased development of heart disease,” endocrinologist of Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Minisha said. She also said that minimal amount of alcohol is acceptable to diabetic patients.

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